Nene Leakes on Why She Was Hospitalized: I Did Not Have a Heat Attack

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By: Krystle Crossman

Actress Nene Leaks was hospitalized recently. Rumors had been going around that she had a heart attack or suffered from extreme exhaustion however this was not true. She revealed the she had been diagnosed with pulmonary emboli, or blood clots in the lungs. This is a very dangerous and potentially deadly condition that sometimes is not caught in time for treatment.

Leaks made a statement that she was thankful for everyone’s concern and prayers. She told how she was short of breath which is not common for her. She went to the doctor’s office and went through a series of diagnostic tests and was told that she had blood clots in her lungs. The doctor told her that he believed it happened because of the constant travelling that she does for her career.

Many people do not realize the seriousness of this condition and do not know about the symptoms and warning signs. If you have clots in your lungs you will experience shortness of breath and a weight on your chest like you have an elephant sitting on top of you. You could experience fatigue, sweating, and syncope (fainting). If you have any of these or a combination of these, it is best to go get checked out immediately. Blood clots can travel from the lungs to the heart and are potentially fatal if left untreated.

Excessive travel is just one way that you can have clots form in your system. You could have a blood clotting disorder that you never knew about, it can be caused by smoking while pregnant, or even sitting too much in your life. If you are on birth control with estrogen in it make note of symptoms of a clot because the excess hormones in your system can cause clots as well.

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